By Marçal FORÉS


Drama - Completed 2012

ANIMALS, the film debut by young and talented director Marçal Forés, blurs the borders between everyday reality and fantasy in a coming-of-age story with an inevitable and emotional climax, in some ways echoing films like Gus Van Sant’s.

& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2012
New Directors
Sitges - Intl Fantastic FF of Catalonia 2012
Oficial Fantastic
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Avant-Garde & Genre
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Fantasy
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Marçal FORÉS
    • Writer(s)
    • Aintza SERRA, Enric PARDO, Marçal FORÉS
    • Producer(s)
    • Marta RODRÍGUEZ (Escándalo Films), Sergi CASAMITJANA (Escándalo Films), Valentí CLOSAS (Escándalo Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Just like on any other day, POL (17) walks home with his friend Deerhoof. Deerhoof is his ally and soul-mate and, next to him, Pol feels he has found his place in the world. He is Pol’s most closely guarded secret: his imaginary friend (or at least that’s what he thinks) whose appearance is that of a small, sweet teddy bear.
      Pol is a good student at school, but as he is rather shy and retiring, he has got only one real friend there. Her name is Laia. She is a year older than Pol and is repeating a year. Laia is secretly in love with Pol.
      Everything goes along normally until Ikari, a mysterious new student, arrives at the school harbouring what seems to be a dark secret. Pol is captivated by Ikari and finds himself being drawn into the dark aura that surrounds his beguiling new classmate.